Curriculum Vitae

Torey Akers

Brooklyn, NY





2014-2016 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts: Painting 

2013 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Painting and Drawing

2007-2011 Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts: English Literature 


Selected Exhibitions


“i want that crude love”, Paradice Palase, Bushwick, Brooklyn

“Speak/Muse”, In/Passing , Morningside Heights, NYC

“Figuration”, Establishment Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Bad Skin”, FrontierSpace, Missoula, MO (upcoming)

Untitled, White Brick Gallery, Ferndale, MI (upcoming)



“Bad Forms” Flophouse Gallery, Royal Oak, MI


“Girl, U Okay?”, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI


“ICE HOUSE”, Tessellate Gallery, Pontiac, MI

“Measures”, The Art Vacancy, Bushwick, NY


“Predator, Twilight, Edible”, FJORD, Philadelphia, PA

"Under The Pretense of Unity; A Two-Person Show with Ciara Newton": Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

"Wage On! Women, Art, and Money": Juried by Helga Christofferson, New Museum Curator, Ceres Gallery, NY, NY

"The Feminist Opposition": Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

"Duality of Feminine and Feminist": Gallery 66, Cold Springs, NY



"Current Conversations": Curated by Narine Kchikian; Next Step Gallery, Ferndale, MI

"2016 MFA Thesis Show": Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Drawing Lines Across Mediums”: Curated by Olga Valle Tetkowski, SITE: Brooklyn

"Content Aware": Curated by Kara Gut; Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

"New New International Style": Curated by Helen Ip; Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI



“2014 National Prize Show”; Juried by Worcester Art Museum Director Emeritus James A. Welu, Worcester Art Museum



“9th Annual Small Works Show”; Juried by Artist Jessica Porter, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

“Coming of Age—Artists in the North East Under 30”; Juried by Artist Mike Carroll, Sharon Arts Center, 

Peterborough, NH 

“From Our Perspectives; National Women’s Art Exhibition”; Juried by Artist Lynne Avadenka, Oakland Community 

College Women’s Center Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI 

“Be Here Now; A Juried Biennial”; Hosted by the Northampton Arts Council, Hosmer Gallery, 

Northampton, MA

“Flash Art Show”; Juried by Co-Chairs Kimberly Thompson and Laura Segal, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 

Watertown, MA 

“Women in Charge!”; SOHO20 Gallery, Chelsea, NY 

“Phantomaton”; Juried by artists Skunk and Joe Kreisenberger, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA 

“Community of Artists”; Juried by Curator Jessica Roscio, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 

“Post-Baccalaureate Show”; Juried by critic Jonathan Calm and artist David Davison, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA



Akers, Torey illus. By Roman Hands; Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin. By Dr. Matthew Hartnett. Newburyport, MA: Focus Pub./R Pullins, 2008. 

Akers, Torey. “One” Fog Machine. N.p., 22 Feb. 2016. 

Akers, Torey. “Superb Irrelevance.” Ed. S. Edward Burns. ArtsEditor: 19 Nov. 2013. 

Akers, Torey. “The Will of Time.” Ed. S. Edward Burns. ArtsEditor: 27 Apr. 2014

International Painting Annual. Vol. 6. Cincinnati, OH: Manifest, 2016. 

Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-in-print. 

MFA Annual #117. 

Zachary Evans. Calamity Mag, Issue II, December 2016


Residencies and Awards

2019 Con Artist Collective Studio Residency

2017 MASS MoCA Studios At MASS MoCA Residency

2015 Vermont Studio Center

2015 CUE and Art21’s Young Art Critic Mentoring Program, Detroit Fellow 

2013 Founder's Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts